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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/8/1998 09:30 (Entered as : 08/08/98 0930 am)
Reported: 7/14/1999 15:12
Posted: 7/14/1999
Location: Tacoma, WA
Shape: Other
Duration: 1.5 minutes
On the morning of approximately August 08, 1998 I along with a friend were fishing at the mouth of the Puyallup River where it empties into Commencement Bay. The sky was partly sunny, the sun had broken through the clouds when a fast moving shadow, as if something was passing between us and the sky, but without the sound one would expect to hear from a plane or aircraft flying over. I looked out from underneath the boat canopy and saw a translucent object somewhat oval/diamond shaped that refracted the light as in having the appearance of reflecting the surrounding sky. It was in the open sky and traveling from north to south for approximately one minute, before dissapearing into the clouds. I would calculate the speed as near 300 miles per hour. I am convinced that this object is not one of ours, having lived here my entire life and having seen all aircraft types in the McCord Airforce Base area. I would say the the object was cloaked. The closest thing to the appearance of this object I have ever witnessed was the visual immagery used to create the creature in the movie "Predator".